Spending time with friends and family, going on Facetime with your spouse, playing games, watching TV, listening to music, or sitting down to read a book.
The fast paced lifestyle has resulted in the aforementioned activities being labeled as time wasting or non-productive. But there is a lot of merit in the saying about “all work and no play making Jack/Jane dull.”
The thing is, the human mind requires structured distraction from time to time. As it stands, blogging can end up taking a lot of time out of each day – from formulating topic ideas and creating content to website maintenance and interacting with readers.
While you might love blogging, the various tasks can become burdensome and boring if you are not making time for rest and relaxation.
Relaxation is easily forgotten, so you want to be intentional about it. Pencil in some R&R time when creating your work schedule. For instance, you can schedule an hour each day to chat with friends/family, 30 minutes for social media, an hour for TV/YouTube, etc.
Your mode of relaxation may be even something as bizarre as mudding (a la Louis Litt in Suits), but whatever it is, making time for it can help with warding off burnout.